Jude Onwuzulike, an inmate at the Awka Correctional Centre in Anambra State has bagged a PHD and Masters Degree from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Awka Study Centre.
He reportedly receieved the certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology on Tuesday, June 29.
Mr. Felix Edoka, Registrar, NOUN, while presenting the certificates at the Awka Correctional Centre, said the programme was targeted at impacting lives, including providing education to the inmates.
The Registrar represented by the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Oladipo Ajayi, commended the inmate for achieving the feat despite being in prison.
The director of NOUN Awka Centre, Scholastica Ezeribe, said;
“The inmate defended the certificates online under strict supervision. This shows that distance and space were no barriers to interested students of the institution.
“We could have given him the certificates with his colleagues during the convocation in Abuja, but because of his peculiar situation, we had to bring the two-in-one certificate to him.”